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Reference : UMR8617-LAUANT-001
Workplace : ORSAY
Date of publication : Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 12 months
Expected date of employment : 1 October 2021
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : 2 100 et 2 400 € per month
Desired level of education : 5-year university degree
Experience required : Indifferent
The postdoctoral research project will focus on dust evolution, with analysis of JWST observations of the guaranteed time of photo-dissociation regions (PDRs) that will be taken by JWST during the first year of operation with the NIRCAM, NIRSPEC and MIRI instruments. JWST should allow us to spatially resolve dust emission and scattering, as well as the emission lines of major molecules.
The person recruited will be responsible for conducting his/her various activities in collaboration with the researchers of the Astrophysics of Interstellar Matter team of the IAS. He/she will also participate in the supervision of students within the team. She will also interact with the members of the MIRI consortium involved in the photo-dissociation regions observation program.
- Development of tools for the interpretation of the first JWST observations obtained in the framework of the JWST guaranteed time (modeling of the emission of interstellar grains, radiative transfer codes)
- Analysis of the first JWST data as soon as they are received from spring 2022
- Publication of the first results
- Astrophysics of the interstellar medium
- Analysis of astrophysical observations
- Signal processing
- Numerical modeling
- Fluent in written and spoken English
Scientific background: The JWST is a collaboration between NASA, ESA and CSA (Canadian Space Agency). It should be launched in the fall of 2021. It will then be the largest and most complex telescope in space, and in operation for a period of 5 to 10 years. The first astrophysical data transmitted by the JWST are expected from spring 2022.
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